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A monograph of the Trochilidæ, or family of humming-birds


Published 1849
Topics Hummingbirds
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statement of responsibility: by John Gould ; in five volumes.

Hand-colored lithographed plates, with preface, introduction, list of subscribers, and accompanying leaves of letterpress description.

Issued in 25 parts between 1849 and 1861; the title pages for the volumes were issued last and are all dated 1861.

Plates drawn and lithographed by Gould and H.C. Richter, and printed by Hullmandel & Walton, and also by Walter & Cohn.

A supplementary volume to this set, issued in parts between 1880 and 1887, was completed by R.B. Sharpe after Gould's death.

citation/reference: Zimmer, J.T. Ayer Lib., p. 258

citation/reference: Sitwell, S. Fine bird books, 1700-1900 (1990 ed.), p. 102

citation/reference: Anker, J. Bird books, 177

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Includes bibliographical references.

Hand-colored lithographed plates, with preface, introduction, list of subscribers, and accompanying leaves of letterpress description

Issued in 25 parts between 1849 and 1861; the title pages for the volumes were issued last and are all dated 1861

Plates drawn and lithographed by Gould and H.C. Richter, and printed by Hullmandel & Walton, and also by Walter & Cohn

A supplementary volume to this set, issued in parts between 1880 and 1887, was completed by R.B. Sharpe after Gould's death

Includes bibliographical references

Zimmer, J.T. Ayer Lib.

Sitwell, S. Fine bird books, 1700-1900 (1990 ed.)

Anker, J. Bird books

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SCNHRB copy has bookplates: 1. (armorial) Sir David Lionel Goldsmid-Stern-Salomons bart. of Broomhill, Tunbridge Wells, with motto: Deo adjuvante; 2. John H.H. Phipps

SCNHRB copy has a printed citation for this work [i.e. for this particular copy?], extracted from an unidentified sales catalog and mounted on the front free endpaper of v. 1

SCNHRB copy has contemporary gilt-tooled red morocco leather binding with raised bands and all edges gilt


Volume v. 5
Publisher London : Printed by Taylor and Francis ; Published by the author
Year 1849
Pages 326
Possible copyright status Not in copyright
Language English
Call number 39088009904855
Digitizing sponsor Smithsonian Libraries
Book contributor Smithsonian Libraries
Collection biodiversity

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